Jill Stein on Local Elections

Why a big win in Madison is a big win for us all

POSTED BY JILL STEIN FOR PRESIDENT ON JANUARY 27, 2013

jill-stein-victory.pngWhen Cheri and I ran for office last year, one of our main goals was to build the Green Party and to inspire new leaders to run for office as Greens. Great news! We are succeeding.

With at least eight candidates for office, Greens can gain a significant hold in Wisconsin’s capital city in elections these next two months. Two Greens are running for the Madison school board, at least six are competing for seats on the Madison city council, and the ranks of these endorsed Green Party candidates may soon be joined by several others.

What does this mean for Greens across the United States? Victories in Madison’s elections will show others what can be done. Your support right now can help make Madison an inspiration for Greens everywhere.

Green-Candidates-Madison-2013.gif One of the leading candidates is Sarah Manski, a teacher and businesswoman running for school board. She has already won the endorsements of elected officials ranging from school board members to Madison’s mayor, county officials, and progressives in the state legislature.

Sarah’s campaign is coordinating activities with other Greens and progressives running for office, and is raising money to hire a campaign manager for this effort.

Sarah’s Green running mate in this election is anti-poverty activist Dean Loumos. (Madison candidate pix in sequential order top to bottom above.)

Our Green candidates for the city council include neighborhood leader Ledell Zellers (District 2), environmental advocate Barbara Davis (District 3), student activist Christian Hansen (District 8), community activistLeslie Peterson (District 12), student leader Damon Terrell(District 13), and progressive business owner Hawk Sullivan(District 15). The local Green Party expects to make additional endorsements in the coming weeks.

To get SA to where Madison is NOW, WE must lay the foundation. Please consider filing for a Council or school board seat. Attend our meeting: 

BCGP monthly meeting 

March 3, 2013 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Estela’s Restaurant, 2200 W Martin, SA TX
(first Sunday each month unless otherwise noted)
Will accept nominations for BCGP officers, consider 
endorsements in May 11 municipal elections, &
plan for our Mar 30th Campaign School
AND: RSVP now for our Campaign School on March 30th at Esperanza

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